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6/3/2016 Fishery Announcement


Friday, June 3, 2016

Due to the need to ensure that the Spring Season harvest rates do not exceed the agreed to limit, and to maintain the tribal priority of keeping the Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line fishery open for subsistence use, the four Columbia River Tribes have decided to make the following regulation change:

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery

The sale of fish caught in the Zone 6 Platform and Hook and line fishery is prohibited after 6:00 PM on Monday June 6th. Salmon, steelhead, shad, yellow perch, bass, catfish, and carp may continue to be kept for subsistence use. Sturgeon from 38 to 54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool and sturgeon from 43 to 54 inches fork length may also be kept for subsistence.

The tribes will allow the sale of fish (except sturgeon) caught after 6:00 AM Thursday June 16 at the start of the summer fishery management period.

For current information regarding tributary fishing regulations, please contact tribal fishery departments directly.

Note: This announcement is an informational document and does not constitute a fishery regulation. Individual tribes determine actual fishing regulations for their members. Copies of regulations are available from tribal fishery departments.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon. Phone: (541)-386-6363 or toll-free (800)-487-FISH (3474). Show pride in your Tribe’s treaty rights by carrying your tribal ID. Please consult your tribal Fisheries Department for additional details on tribal regulations. PLEASE WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKETS FOR SAFETY and avoid overloading your boats.

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